obdismay at sausalito arts festival. organizers expect 32,000 visitors and many from right here in the bay area. >> with the economy, last year, a couple of years ago we went catching. so this year, some local, something fun. >> reporter: there were those bucking the trend. this family is visiting from houston, texas and they see signs a strengthening economy and had planned to go to marriage's vineyard, but when hurricane earl hit, they change their plans to head out west and spend a little money at the sausalito's art festival. >> we spend $3,000, $4,000. we bought a lot of art-triple-a says 90% of travelers are heading out in automobiles. that may have to do with the fact that gasoline prices are down, while airfares are up 9% over this time last year. live in sausalito, kutv channel 2 news. a memorial in at berkeley parking lot is calling the attention to the death of a mountain lion shot by police.